Top Influencers: 15 UK Communications Director’s To Follow in 2022

2 years ago

Marketing & Communications Director play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Marketing & Communications Director role. We have selected these Marketing & Communications Director’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Marketing & Communications Director’s. The list is in no particular order!

Elen Barnes

Marketing & Communications Director @ TAG Heuer

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Elen Barnes is the Marketing & Communications Director at TAG Heuer. Learn more about Elen Barnes on Crunchbase…

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Mark Davies

Communications Director @ World Wide Web Foundation

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Lawrence Hall

Group Communications Director @ Cazoo

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Lawrence Hall is the Group Communications Director at Cazoo. Learn more about Lawrence Hall on Crunchbase…

Cazoo is an online used car marketplace designed to transform the way people buy, finance, or rent used cars. Read more aboutCazoo on Crunchbase…

Jane Gizbert

Communications Director @ National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

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Jane Gizbert joined NICE in 2008 and is responsible for the delivery of the institute’s strategic communications programme. Jane graduated from the University of New Brunswick in Canada with an BA Honours degree in Political Science. She subsequently obtained an MA in this field from Carleton University in Ottawa and went on to undertake a graduate journalism programme at the same university. Immediately before joining NICE, Jane was head of corporate communications at the Medical Research Council, the UK’s largest publicly funded medical research organisation. Her remit covered the full spectrum of corporate communications, from strategic development, public involvement and consultation, to media relations and brand management. Jane has worked extensively in the political field in Canada, including as Press secretary for the official opposition and former prime minister of Canada, and as Director of communications, Canadian Federation of Labour. Jane has also held senior positions in charitable organisations including the Scout Association and the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Learn more about Jane Gizbert on Crunchbase…

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. Read more aboutNational Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on Crunchbase…

Dominic Starkey

Marketing and Communications Director @ Search Consultancy

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Search Consultancy is one of the UK’s recruitment consultancies. Read more aboutSearch Consultancy on Crunchbase…

Clara Mercer

Communications Director @ British Fashion Council

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The British Fashion Council (BFC) is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to further the interests of the British fashion industry. Read more aboutBritish Fashion Council on Crunchbase…

Fiona Allen

Communications Director @ HarperCollins

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Fiona joined HarperCollins in January 2015. She heads up corporate communications, with responsibility for internal and external comms, corporate social responsibility and events. She has almost twenty years’ experience in communications, having previously worked at Dorling Kindersley and Penguin. Most recently she was Head of PR & Brand Communications for high street retailer Waterstones. Learn more about Fiona Allen on Crunchbase…

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Elaine Yeung

Visual Communications Director @ Fig VC

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Elaine is Fig’s in-house designer, providing a creative flair to the marketing communications and pitch decks for our portfolio companies. Her recent project is the re-brand and website design for New Model Venture Capital. Outside of Fig, Elaine is a freelance brand and graphic designer for small and medium-sized organisations across a range of industry sectors. Learn more about Elaine Yeung on Crunchbase…

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Colin Ashcroft

Communications director @ Cambridge Positioning Systems

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Mr. Colin Ashcroft serves as the Communications Director at Cambridge Positioning Systems Limited since November 2001. Mr. Ashcroft Joined Cambridge Positioning Systems Limited from Kingston Communications, the UK alternative network operator, where he served as Corporate Public Relations Manager. While at Kingston, he directed communications during its highly successful flotation in 1999 which was subsequently voted ‘Global IPO of the Year’ by the influential financial magazine, Euroweek. Mr. Ashcroft also managed during his 10-year career at Kingston the successful re-branding of Cambridge Positioning Systems Ltd. Learn more about Colin Ashcroft on Crunchbase…

Cambridge Positioning Systems operates as a location enabler for network equipment and handset vendors in the wireless industry. Read more aboutCambridge Positioning Systems on Crunchbase…

Charlotte Borger

Communications Director @ Divine Chocolate

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Read more aboutDivine Chocolate on Crunchbase…

Lauren Bigland

Global Marketing & Communications Director @ LoopMe

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LoopMe is closing the loop on brand advertising, using AI, attribution and analytics to deliver measurable uplift in brand outcomes. Read more aboutLoopMe on Crunchbase…

Toby Townrow

Co-Founder and Communications Director @ Drone Evolution

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Drone Evolution is a commercial drone services company . Read more aboutDrone Evolution on Crunchbase…

Katie-Jane Stewart

Communications Director @ Yellow Mouse Studios

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We create content using techniques ranging from Stop-Motion to 3D Read more aboutYellow Mouse Studios on Crunchbase…

Jane Lawrie

Group Communications Director @ Tesco

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Jane joined the Executive Committee on 10 October 2016. Jane is responsible for rebuilding trust in the Tesco brand and its businesses. Jane has over 25 years’ experience of corporate, financial, colleague and digital communications. She joined Tesco from Coca-Cola, where she led European public affairs and communications. She has significant experience in advising businesses on trust and corporate reputation through previous roles at Diageo and Boots. Learn more about Jane Lawrie on Crunchbase…

Tesco PLC is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England. Read more aboutTesco on Crunchbase…

Billy McDiarmid

Marketing & Communications Director @ HR Consultancy

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Leading Scottish Recruitment Business Read more aboutHR Consultancy on Crunchbase…

David Friedland

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